Student Services

McConnell Library

The McConnell Library will be open daily during the summer. Governor’s School students may use the library under supervision of a Governor’s School counselor. Books (main collection) may be checked out and must be returned within 4 weeks. Lost/late books will result in a fine of $0.25/day. Books (popular) may be checked out and must be returned within 2 weeks. Lost/late books will result in a fine of $1.00/day. DVD’s may be checked out and must be returned within 1 week. Lost/late items will result in a fine of $1.00/day. Regardless of loan period, all materials must be returned before you leave campus at the end of Governor's School. Printing is also located in the library.

Recreational Facilities

Some university recreational facilities will be available on a scheduled group basis for student use, including the Student Rec and Wellness Center. Per The Student Rec and Wellness Centers policy, Governor’s School students are not permitted to use any free weights in their facility, so please plan accordingly. Cardio and Exercise equipment is available for GovSchool students in the SRWC. Students may bring equipment to use such as: football, soccer ball, frisbee, aerobic/yoga attire and mat, etc. Weekend activities may include hiking/river/lake outings, so students should also bring tennis shoes, bathing suits, and shoes that can get wet.


All residence halls are equipped with laundry facilities that include washer, dryer, and laundry sink. Irons and ironing boards are not included in laundry facilities. Students should bring quarters and detergent to operate laundry equipment. Students are expected to do their own laundry during Governor’s School. Laundry facilities are shared with other Governor’s School students, and prompt removal of clothing from machines is the student’s responsibility. Cost of laundry facilities: Wash- $1.25, Dry- $1.00 per load.

Computers & Internet Access

Radford University is a wireless campus and provides computer labs and Internet access for educational purposes to the Governor’s School students. When using computers and the Internet, students must act in a responsible, ethical, and legal manner and follow the policies established by Radford University. Computers are available in the library and select computer labs. Students are welcome to bring laptops and tablets as well. A technology representative will be available at check-in to establish a login for students to gain access to Radford University’s Internet system. While we do establish the students with wifi on our campus, ethernet cords are strongly suggested to ensure that your student will have access to the internet.


The Governor’s School and Radford University do permit email access to students with pre-existing web-based email accounts (Yahoo, Gmail, etc.), but will not provide students with an individual Radford University email account.